Category: "Prevention"

TSC Infants at Risk of Seizures to Be Treated with Sabril as Preventive Measure in Study

TSC Infants at Risk of Seizures to Be Treated with Sabril as Preventive Measure in Study

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is leading a multi-site clinical trial, the first investigating the impact of the antiepileptic drug Sabril (vigabatrin) in preventing or delaying the onset of epilepsy seizures in infants with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC ). The study, called PREVeNT (NCT02849457), also aims to demonstrate the value of identifying […]

MS drug may reverse some physical disability

MS drug may reverse some physical disability

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY Via Eureka Alert MINNEAPOLIS – A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research published in the October 12, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Because […]

Researchers discover a new stage of the development cycle of the human brain

Researchers discover a new stage of the development cycle of the human brain

Researchers discover mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex after birth Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone unrecognized. The authors hypothesize […]

UAB researchers launch first drug study to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with TSC

UAB researchers launch first drug study to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with TSC

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have launched the first drug study aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of epilepsy in children with a genetic condition known as tuberous sclerosis complex. UAB is the lead institution and data center for the PREVeNT study, a national, multisite study funded by a $7 million […]

Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy

Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy

Decreased cysteine/cystine ratio in plasma may serve as a redox biomarker in epilepsy UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS Approximately 2.9 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy, according to the CDC. For patients living with this diagnosis and their doctors it is often difficult to predict the onset or progression of chronic […]

New approach bolsters protein in blood vessels to protect against cerebral malaria

New approach bolsters protein in blood vessels to protect against cerebral malaria

Boosting a protective protein to stabilize blood vessels weakened by malaria showed improved survival beyond that of antimalarial drugs alone in pre-clinical research. Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) and the Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto and University Health Network researchers describe in Science Translational Medicine, 28 September 2016 how their approach […]

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